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Grifola frondosa
Hen of the woods, sheep’s head, hui shu hua (Chinese), Klapperschwamm (German)

Active Ingredients: polysaccharides especially beta-glucan, heteropolysaccharide and proteoglycan. GF-1, Grifolan-N and Grifolan NMF-5N (5)

Taste: Strong earthy, peppery flavor and is best served cooked

Key Applications: Maitake is a popular addition to ingredient mixes included in supplements, functional foods and beverages.

  1. Dietary supplements for health and immunity
  2. Addition to tea and coffee as a functional enhancement
  3. Addition to ready to eat and grab-n-go foods (soups, shakes and prepared meals) as a functional ingredient and enhancing taste due to its rich flavor

Top Benefits Include:

  1. Supports healthy cardiometabolic parameters (blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure)
  2. Boosts immune function

Maitake has been one of the major culinary mushrooms in China and Japan for centuries. Its name translates to “the dancing mushroom” because when it was found in the woods, people danced for joy. In Europe and North America it is also known as the “hen-of-the-woods” because of its array of overlapping caps that resemble feathers. Maitake’s health benefits include balancing blood sugar and supporting healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, boosting immune function, and even promoting fertility. Maitake is also used in Chinese medicine to improve spleen and stomach health as well as to calm nerves..

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